"A walk from our industrial past -
To our environmentally friendly future."
There are a number of heritage trails throughout the Borough which are of interest to local people who want to learn more about their background, and also to historians and tourists. Please click on each of the five leaflets below and this will open up downloadable PDF files of the walks.
These files have been reproduced from the B.G.C.B.C website with the kind permission of Mr.Frank Olding, Heritage Officer Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.
Harford Trail – Trefil & Beaufort
An easy walk from Trevil Machine along the Rassau Railroad to Beaufort Ironworks. The walk is only an hour long in duration, covering 1.5 miles (2.5 km)
Rassau Railroad is now a pleasant semi-rural walk connecting two historical landmarks.
Kendall Trail – Beaufort & Brynmawr
A moderate walk starting at Beaufort, taking in the old Beaufort Ironworks Site and walking across to Brynmawr and back along the Clydach Railroad.
The trail is 3.5 miles (6 km) long and takes approximately 1.5 hours.
To find out more about the Abertillery and Nantyglo Heritage Trails, please visit the 'Heritage' section of the Blaenau Gwent Council website, by clicking on the buttons to the right.
A moderate walk from the Market Square Brynmawr, along the Clydach Railroad and the Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway. The trail is a moderate walk of about 5.5 miles (9 km) and takes about 2 hours.
Ebbw Fach Trail Leaflet
David Bradley, who is the Technical & Graphics Officer at B.G.C.B.C has produced a detailed leaflet about the Ebbw Fach Trail. The leaflet can be downloaded in three sections, by clicking on the buttons to the right.
Tyleri Trails Brochure.
The Tyleri Trails are 9 trails around the rollercoaster landscape of Abertillery. Each trail is carefully graded to match the ability of the walker with the demands of the trail. The trails are clustered from 4 hubs at Abertillery Park, Cwmtillery Lakes, Guardian and St Illtyds Church.
Each trail has its own character often taking in spectacular views of the valley. In Abertillery you are never to far away from the mining history of the area and the routes take in this history along with stories of early non conformist ministry, folklore and fable. Many of the trails also link to the Ebbw Fach Trail.
These trails were devised and developed by the local Tyleri Trekkers walking group.
To download a PDF file of the brochure, please click on the image to the left, and to visit the Tyleri Trekkers website, please click on the link to the right.